Tag Archives: Currency

29Jan/18

Japan to punish hacked cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck

TOKYO, JAPAN (JANUARY 29, 2018) (REUTERS) – Japan’s financial regulator plans to slap an administrative punishment on cyrptocurrency exchange operator Coincheck Inc on Monday (January 29), the top government spokesman said, after the firm lost 58 billion yen ($534 million) worth of NEM coins to hackers. Continue reading

28Jan/18

Nearly $530 million lost in world’s biggest crypto-currency theft in Japan

China Central Television (CCTV) – A major Japanese crypto-currency exchange has lost 58 billion yen (about 528 million U.S. dollars) in digital assets after a hacking attack, making it the world’s biggest ever digital currency theft. Continue reading

13Jan/18

Japan’s latest idol group chants cryptocurrency choruses

A Japanese pop group hopped on the bitcoin bandwagon on Friday (January 12), dedicating themselves to singing and dancing about the cryptocurrencies that have taken the world by storm this last year. Edward Baran reports. Continue reading

11Jan/18

South Korea plans to ban cryptocurrency trading

The South Korean government says it plans to ban cryptocurrency trading, sending bitcoin prices plummeting and throwing the virtual coin market into turmoil. Grace Lee reports. Continue reading

13Nov/17

IMF warns of ‘disruptive’ Brexit threat

Europe’s economy is now hitting its stride, according to the International Monetary Fund. But, as Ciara lee reports, a disruptive Brexit could result in “appreciably” lower growth for Britain and the euro zone. Continue reading

10Oct/17
Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russia turns cold on crypto-currencies

SOCHI, RUSSIA (OCTOBER 10, 2017) (RUSSIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE) – President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday (October 10) crypto-currencies were risky and used for crime, as Russia’s central bank said it would block websites selling bitcoin and its rivals – a change of tone from a month-old promise to legalise the market. Continue reading

05Aug/17

Bitcoin trading needs stringent regulation, supervision: market makers and players

China Central Television (CCTV) – More irregularities about the concocted online payment unit, bitcoin, have aroused more concerns of monetary regulators everywhere. Continue reading

27Jul/17

U.S. indicts alleged bitcoin laundering ‘mastermind’

The U.S indicts Alexander Vinnik, a Russian man accused of laundering $4bn in bitcoin through the BTC-e crypto-currency exchange. David Doyle reports.
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24Apr/17

French election relief sends markets soaring

European shares open sharply higher and the euro briefly vaults to five-month peaks after the market’s favoured candidate won the first round of the French election, reducing the risk of another Brexit-like shock. Ciara Lee reports. Continue reading

13Apr/17

Trump backs off calling China a currency manipulator

President Donald Trump says his administration will not label China a currency manipulator, backing away from a key campaign promise. Ryan Brooks reports. Continue reading